View in the Grand Detour, 1900 Miles above St. Louis

  • George Catlin, View in the Grand Detour, 1900 Miles above St. Louis, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.372

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George Catlin described this scene as “magnificent clay bluffs, with red pumice-stone resting on their tops, and a party of Indians approaching buffalo.” The artist painted this image in 1832 while on a lengthy voyage northwest on the Missouri River. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
View in the Grand Detour, 1900 Miles above St. Louis
Artist
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (28.4 x 36.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – buffalo
  • Landscape – United States – Grand Detour
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Figure group – male
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.372
Palette
Linked Open Data
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